Personal Essay Workshop (2008)

Four Tuesdays: Jan: 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$160.00 (10% off for members)

Learn what it takes to turn a decent draft about an interesting experience into a powerful personal essay that will resonate with readers in such a way that they feel enriched, even changed, for having read it. Find the nugget of what you’re really trying to say.

Dig deep to discover what unique insights and perspectives you bring to the topic and how shaping and sharing your ideas about our human predicament can make others feel less alone.

Be inspired, hone your craft, find out how others do it, sharpen your analytical skills (thus improving your ability to revise your own work), meet potential readers for the long term, and much more.

We'll explore crucial elements of personal writing—craft, authenticity, and voice—via lecture, example, practice, and feedback.

In addition to the feedback of your peers on your writing, you'll receive detailed commentary from me. Each student will submit a piece of writing up to 1,500 words; you will take turns providing feedback to each other.

Class size is limited to 12 to maximize individual attention and feedback.

Four Tuesdays: Jan: 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Class takes place at Connectitcut Ave location.

Mathina Calliope is a writer, teacher, editor, and writing coach living in Arlington, VA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Outside, Longreads, HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is working on a memoir, Pay Dirt: Backpacking in Search of the Courage to Be Broke. Learn more:

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000007260
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The Best American Essays 2017 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Leslie Jamison (Editor), Robert Atwan (Editor)
ISBN: 9780544817333
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Published: Mariner Books - October 3rd, 2017